Health Services / Facilities
Gosford Hospital is situated 100kms north of the Harbour Bridge of Sydney. It is an affiliated Teaching Hospital of the University of Newcastle and UTS and offers the following sub-specialty: acute medical, acute surgical, critical care, women children and family health and mental health. Support structures for nurses are extensive and include clinical nurse educators, core senior staff and preceptors. Educational resources are in place to assist nurses in all clinical areas, and many opportunities exist for professional and career development. The hospital has a swimming pool, tennis courts, childcare centre, ample parking and staff accommodation.
Wyong Hospital is a newly built hospital and the Wyong area is one of the fastest growing areas of NSW, Wyong is 30 km's north of Gosford and has a mixture of Emergency, General Medicine, Low Risk Maternity, Aged Care and Rehabilitation Medicine, General Surgery, Mental Health and a High dependency unit. The rapid expansion of the area is stretching the health service and, consequently, Wyong is a very busy hospital. Professional development and continuing education is encouraged and supported with opportunities for nurses to develop and maintain their skills and knowledge across generalist and specialist nursing practice. Support for nurses include clinical nurse educators, nurse educators, clinical nurse consultants and clinical nurses with expert skills.
Woy Woy Hospital is situated at an approximate 20 minute walk to the railway station and staff/visitor parking is readily available. The Hospital enjoys a strong community alliance and the single storey buildings stand within a serene environment surrounded by native trees on a flat sandy surface. All patient rooms have doors opening to garden and tree lined grounds. The hospital includes general medical and designated rehabilitation units. Ambulatory care services include child and adult dental, community health, physiotherapy, aqua physiotherapy, amputee, general outpatients, harm minimisation, community midwife antenatal, private after hours medical and primary care nurse service. Registered Nurses can develop independent assessment and critical thinking skills. Enrolled nurses have the opportunity to develop their skills in aged care nursing and assist in the education and training of students in a School-Based Assistant in Nursing Course.
Long Jetty Health Care Centre is situated in a new and modern facility providing many health services to the local community. It is part of the clinical stream of Rehabilitation and Aged Care Services. The campus itself is set among trees and beautifully maintained gardens providing a pleasant environment for patients, visitors and staff. If first impressions are important, we do it well! The nursing staff are highly skilled. Clinical Practice Development (CPD) is used as a method of improving practice or making changes. Management actively supports staff with education, career and professional development opportunities. Nursing staff from all levels of nursing at Long Jetty can consolidate their clinical practice by undertaking further studies.
Primary & Community
The Central Coast Community Nursing Service provides a comprehensive service, aiming to assist clients to remain in the security and comfort of their own home during periods of illness or disability by providing high quality nursing care from a variety of Community Health Centres across the Central Coast. The service employs fully qualified & experienced nurses & aides seven days per week adapting to the changing health needs of the community. Several Specialty Areas are also available from this service, such as Palliative Care, Continence, Diabetes, Stomaltherapy, Respiratory, Dementia & Wound Management. Community Nursing is a free service to all eligible residents on the Central Coast and can receive referrals from any person.
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